Donations to The Leg Ulcer Charity

How to donate

We are a UK registered charity and also registered at companies house as a charity enabling any person or organisation to sponsor, donate or fundraising us in the knowledge that their money will be put to good use as outlined in this website.

We are grateful for any donations or fundraising at all to help us meet our aims of improving the treatment of ulcers in the UK.

If you are a UK tax payer please download our Gift Aid form, complete and return to us as the address below. Collecting Gift Aid enables us to claim back £0.25p for every £1.00 donation we receive.

If you would like to donate in the memory of a loved one please send your message along with your donation and we will add it to our website as a thank you.

Any offers of sponsorship for the charity, this website or any particular event would be gratefully received.

To discuss any sponsorship, donations or fund-raising events, please contact us on:

You can donate through PayPal using the ‘Donate’ button on the right of this page, or you can send a cheque to the address below.

Donations by post:

Please send any donations by cheque to:
The Leg Ulcer Charity
Fund Raising Office
3 Stirling House
Stirling Road
Surrey Research Park

What we do with donations to the Leg Ulcer Charity

The Leg Ulcer Charity started in 2013 following research by one of the founders showing that 85% of patients who had previously been told that there leg ulcers were incurable were subsequently cured by duplex ultrasound investigation and appropriate endovenous treatments under local anaesthetic. Further investigation showed that in the UK, only a minority of leg ulcer patients were offered investigations or treatment with a view to a cure.

As a new charity, all of the time and effort to set up it up has been given by the founder and Board of Directors for free meaning that no donated money has gone on Administration to date.

We hope donations and fundraising will bringing money into the Leg Ulcer Charity and have set out clear priorities of where any donations and funds will be directed:

1 – Empowerment

the first priority is to empower patients, their families and carers to understand that their leg ulcers may be curable and to help them ask for the correct investigations and treatment. This website is the first concrete element of that empowerment and as funds increase, this will be improved and made more interactive helping more people get the information, investigations and chance of cure that they deserve.

2 – Research

the Leg Ulcer Charity is already sponsoring a Ph.D. student through the University of Surrey to look at the consequences of having a leg ulcer and the patient and the people around them. The project will also then measure the impact of curing those leg ulcers that are curable. The research student, Pippa Tollow (see profile below) started in October 2013 and should complete her Ph.D. in summer 2017.
Other research projects and grants will be started as donations and funds allow.

3 – Professional education and development

the Leg Ulcer Charity is working towards providing educational days for doctors and nurses involved in the treatment of patients with leg ulcers or those who wish to enter this exciting field. In addition, as funding allows, we hope to be to introduce new techniques into the UK to be able to cure the more difficult ulcers particularly those involving the deep veins.

4 – Assistance to patients with leg ulcers

finally our ultimate aim will be to raise enough money to be able to provide assistance to patients with leg ulcers who are curable but who are unable to find a cure local to themselves. Clearly the Leg Ulcer Charity will need to have grown considerably before this becomes reality but when we are able to achieve this, having achieved the three points before this, we will then have become the charity that we wish to become.

Philippa Tollow

Philippa completed her undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Surrey in 2012, and she was awarded my MSc in Health Psychology from the University in 2013. As part of her undergraduate degree she spent a year in the industry, working within the South Thames Cleft Service at Guys’ and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, and it was here that she developed an interest in the interaction between psychology, health, and illness. She has also undertaken voluntary work with various client groups, and found working with people with dementia particularly rewarding.

Her PhD research is supervised by Professor Jane Ogden and Professor Mark Whiteley, and sponsored by The Leg Ulcer Charity. She aims to explore the impact of caring for a patient with venous leg ulcers, to investigate relationships between patients and their caregivers, and to evaluate the impact of venous surgery for leg ulcers on the quality of life of patients and carers.

In her spare time she is training to be a First Aider with St Johns Ambulance, and enjoys baking and watching rugby.